Career Development Center
West Chester University
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It is critical for job and internship seekers to conduct research on any potential future employer. Interviewers expect you to be knowledgeable about their organization; you must articulate to an interviewer your motivations and interest in working for the organization to be considered a strong candidate.
The career center and FHG Library have compiled excellent resources for researching specific employers as well as obtaining detailed information about various industries and career opportunities within those fields. Researching an employer is often best accomplished by careful review of that organization’s own web site.
Researching Employers Online (WCU): http://subjectguides.wcupa.edu/TCDC
Researching Employers Online (NACE): http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nace/JobChoices0812/index.php#/39
Research International Employers and Careers: Goinglobal
The resources used to effectively research an employer will depend upon whether the organization is public or private, not-for-profit or corporate, regional or international, and so forth. For assistance identifying resources, consult with a Reference Librarian in the FHG Library or visit the Career Development Center.